Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Full time £40,000 – £45,000 (Based on experience). Hours flexible and negotiable.

Schedule: Monday to Friday. Some weekend / overtime will be required during events

Work remotely: Yes, but monthly meetings in York with trustees, chair and CEO; some requirement to travel nationally if required.


OSCAR’s (Ongoing Support, Care And Research) Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity has big ambitions for the future and has an exciting opportunity for a skilled Charity Manager to take the charity to the next level. The charity was formed in November 2014 by the parents and friends of Oscar Hughes, a 9 year old boy who died of a medulloblastoma (a type of brain tumour) in May 2014. The charity funds critical research into paediatric brain tumours with the hope of finding a cure and less devastating treatments, and works closely with other charities.

Until now, the charity has relied on volunteers and trustees to generate support and organise events to raise money to support our research projects. To take the charity from a small local charity to the next phase, initially doubling the amount of donations per year, the board of trustees would like to appoint a Charity Manager.

The trustees are looking for someone who has a passion for the core aims of the charity, can demonstrate a drive to succeed, has a track record of inspiring and motivating people and who can deliver fundraising campaigns that exceed expectations. Reporting directly into the CEO, the Charity Manager will have autonomy for their own work on a daily basis so must work well independently.

Apply by sending a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to by 5pm on Monday 20 December. First round interviews will take place in early January.


  • Proven success in fundraising or bid writing.
  • A team player, willing to roll their sleeves up to contribute to wider charity initiatives
  • Able to analyse information and make objective recommendations
  • Attention to detail and the ability to drive issues to successful conclusions
  • Organised, with the ability to prioritise and fulfil numerous tasks
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Effective negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to develop, motivate and manage individuals and groups of supporters
  • Passionate about the cause and with a strong desire to help
  • Highly flexible with working hours
  • Conscientious, flexible, and adaptable nature to integrate and contribute within a small team
  • Strong organisational and communication skills and be capable of multitasking
  • An excellent relationship builder with an approachable and outgoing personality. Professional, personable, practical, reliable and unflappable
  • Advanced interpersonal skills with a friendly customer-focussed approach
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and co-ordinate our fundraisers and partners
  • Outstanding event management skills
  • A meticulous, accurate and disciplined approach to work.
  • Excellent project, planning and time management capabilities
  • Fluent English essential both written and verbal
  • Empathic – ability to navigate difficult and distressing situations


  • Bookkeeping knowledge and familiarity of a cloud-based accounting software such as Xero
  • Confident in IT systems as well as experience in Microsoft Office, Google drive and MailChimp (or similar)
  • Previous experience within a 3rd sector role or equivalent area
  • An understanding of brain tumours (either professionally or personally)



  • Develop, manage and co-ordinate a community fundraising programme
  • Provide inspiration and support to our community fundraisers to maximise income generation and build enduring relationships
  • Ensure fundraisers have all the relevant materials and equipment needed for their event, including appropriate legal advice and insurance
  • Ensure appropriate branding and messaging at all community events
  • Recruit, manage and support current and potential fundraisers, helping them to reach their fundraising potential
  • Review and recommend community fundraising initiatives to the Board, to include full profit and loss analysis, return on investment, use of resources and exploitation of sponsorship opportunities
  • Produce and distribute thank you letters for community fundraising revenues

Social and Digital

  • Manage our social media presence and marketing campaigns including working with designers, printers, external marketing companies to expand our coverage and advertise the great work we do
  • Ensure that community fundraising activity is communicated throughout the charity and distributed across all our media channels
  • Gather case studies from fundraisers and volunteers for use in marketing and publicity
  • Work with the Trustee responsible for Social and Digital to manage web updates


  • Spot opportunities both locally and nationally to build and maintain new, relevant partnerships
  • Ensure the charity receives funding via “charity of the year”
  • Work alongside the Trustee responsible for partnerships to maximise investment

Finance and IT

  • Supporting the Finance Trustee with bookkeeping, Gift Aid applications and the ability to manipulate data to generate finance reports and / or track various KPI’s
  • Create a database to track grant applications

Event Management 

  • Arrange events which will promote OSCAR’s charity to a broad audience.
  • Attend and support charity events as required
  • Co-produce events with relevant partners
  • Work with ‘Friends of OSCARs’ to produce and promote their events


  • Create, manage and maintain H&S and risk assessment documentation and work within the current GDPR legislations
  • Work with the Charity Secretary to ensure all documentation relating to the Charities Commission is up to date


  • Make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for investment into relevant research
  • Receive and report on updates from current research projects and consider how to share information with partners inc media
  • Work with existing research partners (TBTC, Leeds Teaching Hospitals etc) to maximise opportunities

Support and Care

  • Investigate what possibilities exist for the charity to better support patients and their families, and recommend how this will work in practice for the charity